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Tri-Tip Steak Recipe

How to Cook Tri Tip Steak

This no-fuss tri-tip steak recipe comes together in less than 20 minutes, so it is ideal for a busy weeknight meal, with just a few ingredients. it pairs perfectly with just about any side dish, from steamed green beans to any side dish you choose.

What is Tri Tip?

Tri-tip steak, aka Santa Maria steak (for the California town that made it famous), is a very flavorful cut of meat that is ideal for cooking quickly at higher temperatures. Tri-tip used to be hard to find outside of California, but it is now more widely available thanks to its growing popularity with consumers who love its incredible flavor and relatively lower price point.

Ingredients for Tri-Tip Steak Recipe :

  • 2 lbs. tri-tip steak, approximately 1” thick
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin oil
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary leaves, finely chopped

How to Cook Tri Tip Steak :

Step One:

Heat the olive oil in a large cast-iron or another heavy-duty skillet over medium-high heat.

Step Two:

Combine the salt, pepper, garlic powder, and rosemary in a small bowl. Rub the salt mixture on all sides of the steak and place in the hot skillet. Sear steak on both sides, approximately 2 minutes per side.

Step Three:

Reduce heat to medium and continue cooking the steaks for another 6-8 minutes, turning once to cook evenly on each side. This will yield medium-rare to medium steaks (internal temperature of 145° – 160°F). Cook for another 2-3 minutes for more well-done steaks. (For thinner steaks, reduce cooking time by 3-5 minutes).

Step Four:

Remove steaks from skillet and loosely cover. Rest for 5-10 minutes before serving. To serve, cut steaks in thin slices against the grain for more tender results.

Tri-tip steak recipe

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Tri-Tip Steak Recipe

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Main Course American
Serves: 5
Prep Time: 5 minutes Cooking Time: 10-12 minutes Total Time: 15-17 minutes

You can have this delicious tri-tip steak in less than 20 minutes, perfect for a busy weeknight meal, just pair with any side dish you prefer.

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. tri-tip steak, approximately 1” thick
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin oil
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary leaves, finely chopped

Instructions

1

Heat the olive oil in a large cast-iron or another heavy-duty skillet over medium-high heat.

2

Combine the salt, pepper, garlic powder, and rosemary in a small bowl. Rub the salt mixture on all sides of the steak and place in the hot skillet. Sear steak on both sides, approximately 2 minutes per side.

3

Reduce heat to medium and continue cooking the steaks for another 6-8 minutes, turning once to cook evenly on each side. This will yield medium-rare to medium steaks (internal temperature of 145° – 160°F). Cook for another 2-3 minutes for more well-done steaks. (For thinner steaks, reduce cooking time by 3-5 minutes).

4

Remove steaks from skillet and loosely cover. Rest for 5-10 minutes before serving. To serve, cut steaks in thin slices against the grain for more tender results.

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